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Construction & Work Injuries Archives

Commercial Waste Disposal in NYC is Dangerous and Needs to Change

A light was recently shone on the shadowy world of commercial garbage collection in New York City by Errol Louis, respected New York Daily News columnist and host of NY1's "Inside City Hall." When thinking of the inhuman conditions that commercial sanitation workers face and the danger this presents to the public, Louis writes, the person to remember is Mouctar Diallo.

Angel Ezpinoza Killed by Falling Scaffolding in Morningside Heights

Staten Island construction worker Angel Ezpinoza was tragically killed on Thursday afternoon, June 12th when a piece of scaffolding fell and struck him in the head. Ezpinoza, 28, suffered severe head trauma and was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke's hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Falling Bricks Injure 72-Year-Old Man at Manhattan High-Rise

A 72-year-old man was injured Friday afternoon when bricks fell from the façade of a 20-story high-rise building in Manhattan, crashing through scaffolding and scattering on the crowded sidewalk below.

Lack of Fall Protection the Most Cited OSHA Violation in 2017

By and large, the dangers which lead to construction accidents are already known, which makes it even more inexcusable when catastrophic or fatal accidents do happen. This is clear from the latest iteration of The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) list of its top 10 most-cited violations in 2017, which includes 9 of the same 10 violations as last year and indeed, many years before that.

Construction Worker Critically Injured in Fall at Brooklyn Church

A construction worker who was performing brick work is in critical condition after falling from the top of a scaffolding onto a sidewalk shed at a church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Monday, April 9.